The Healthcare Industry Needs to Lead In Finding Climate Change

The Healthcare Industry Needs to Lead In Finding Climate Change

Healthcare leaders have both a moral responsibility and a historic opportunity to take action. For the first time, the NCA identified healthcare as a significant contributor to the crisis, noting that the sector accounts for 10% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The environmental footprint of a hospital is vast, including the energy used to power our emergency departments and inpatient towers 24/7, but also water use, food procurement, waste and transportation.

The good news is that solutions to help reduce hospitals’ climate impact also promote affordable, high-quality patient care, while generating immediate health benefits for our communities…

To read more, visit Modern Healthcare.

By |2019-02-14T18:09:34+00:00February 13th, 2019|In the Press|0 Comments